Spiller, who said Tuesday he would not return to the team after receiving the news of the trade to add LeSean McCoy, is looking for a different role as he hits free agency.
The 27-year-old is reportedly being pursued by the Jets, Dolphins, Cardinals and 49ers who played in nine games in 2014, rushing for 300 yards on 78 carries.
Spiller is reportedly set to have multiple suitors, including the
Spiller played in just nine games in 2014 with a shoulder injury, finishing with 300 yards on 78 carries and 125 yards on 19 receptions, scoring just one touchdown.
Impending free-agent running back
"I won't be returning to Buffalo," Spiller said.
Spiller indicated in February in an interview on Sirius XM radio that he wanted to remain in Buffalo but that his fate was up to the team. He played in just nine games in 2014 due to a stint on injured reserve caused by a shoulder injury. Spiller finished with 300 yards on 78 carries and 125 yards on 19 receptions, scoring just one touchdown.
That was the message Spiller gave during an interview on Sirius XM radio on Tuesday. "I want to be in Buffalo," Spiller said. "There is a possibility that I can be in a Bills uniform but the ball is in their court."
Spiller also gave his approval of the Bills coaching hire, saying Rex Ryan was a great fit for Buffalo and, "I love me some Rex Ryan."
Spiller is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10. He rushed for 300 yards on 78 carries in an injury-shortened 2014 season.
Bills general manager Doug Whaley said that senior vice president of football administration Jim Overdorf, president Russ Brandon and contract administrator Kevin Meganck are meeting with Spiller's representation this week at the NFL combine.
“We’re hoping we can close the gap and get the deal done," Whaley said, via the Bills' website.
The Bills selected Spiller with the ninth overall pick in the 2010 draft. His best season was in 2012, when he ran for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns. Injuries kept Spiller to just 300 yards and zero touchdowns in 2014.
Even so, the Bills have made it clear that their preference is to bring Spiller back.
“There’s going to have to be some work done, but I’m confident that we’ll each come to the table with an open mind and try to get a deal done that’s great for both sides,” Whaley said.
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